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Cruise Planners’ Business Model Ideal for Armed Forces and First Responders

Released: Tuesday, March 7, 2017


Cruise Planners’ Business Model Ideal for Armed Forces and First Responders

Cruise Planners recently revamped its Armed Forces and First Responders Initiative Program, which is dedicated to making it easy for the entire military and first responder community to combine their passion for travel and entrepreneurial spirit. The program includes up to $4,000 in benefits, incorporating additional tools for success such as a marketing credit, more than 25 percent in savings, free Cruise Planners military or first responders postcard and allowing an additional attendee to the Cruise Planners’ six-day training program. The wealth of support and benefits that Cruise Planners offers has helped the military community to account for nearly 20 percent of Cruise Planners franchise owners. 

Cruise Planners Franchise Owner, Russ Russell, is a United States Veteran who was able to combine his military experience and passion for travel and turn it into a lucrative small business. 

"With the right training and support, you can sell travel and be successful, and I knew my passion for travel would be a recipe for success,” says Russ Russell, U.S. Veteran and Cruise Planners franchise owner. “The path to building a successful business is not an expressway; it’s more like a meandering country road that eventually gets you where you want to go so long as you have the right map to guide you. Cruise Planners provides a turn-key, business-in-a-box strategy to make me successful."

Cruise Planners gave Russell the tools, guidance and support to become a travel professional and an expert in his field. He then took his military training and utilized it to become successful just a few short years. Those looking to become a travel agent with Cruise Planners should visit www.cruiseplannersfranchise.com.

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"We know that armed forces personnel and first responders are ideal for our franchise model as their leadership skills and our on-the-job training allow them to run their own business, without needing travel experience,” said Vicky Garcia, COO and co-owner of Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative. “We are committed to helping the military and public service communities transition to civilian life by being small business owners and entrepreneurs using the Cruise Planners business model."


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